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that brought down the head of the cia, general david petraeus. another u.s. general is caught in the same tangled web. john allen, top commander in afghanistan, is being investigated by the pentagon for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails to a married woman, the same woman whose complaint of threatening e-mails from general petraeus' lover cracked the scandal wide open. barbara starr is trying to sort this out for us. it is rather complicated, what's the latest you're getting? >> it is still the same fundamental question for the last 24 hours, wolf. why is john allen being investigated and how on earth did he get caught up in this? marine corps general john allen denies an extramarital affair with jill kelly, the florida socialite whose concern over threatening e-mails led to an investigation that revealed an affair between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there is no affair, she's a bored soci
's early remarks about the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya. >> this is about the role she played around four dead americans when it seems to be that the story coming out of the administration. and she's the point person, is so disconnected to reality. i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better. and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. somebody has got to start paying a price around this place. >> let's see what happens here. but we will do whatever's necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> all right. listen to the president's very, very angry response to senators mccain and graham during that white house news conference. >> she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to g
back to him. >> every u.s. president hopes to be the one that ends the israeli-palestinian crisis, but peace has rarely seemed less likely. i spoke with a senior fellow at the hoover administration. he singled out the obama administration for what he calls its indifference. >> we have to go back and re-examine the diplomating setting, if you will. people will be pushed to say we can't afford to ignore this region. we can't afford to ignore this conflict because we look back on the last four years and the indifference, if you will, of the obama administration to what is happening on the west bank and gaza. and i think there will be pressure. there will be pressure from egypt, from turka, pressure from qatar, the three countries that are most sympathetic to hamas. pressure to produce some kind of settlement. >> discussing the u.s. response to the israeli-palestinian crisis. if izrail launches a ground attack in gaza, experts say the battle could be as bloody as the 2008 invasion that killed 1400 palestinians or worse. since then, hamas has gotten better weapons and better trained it
arrived at her latest overseas destination, this time australia, where the u.s. and that country are holding a summit about strengthening defense ties and fighting cyberthreats from countries including china. president obama travels to asia later this week with historic visits in myanmar and cambodia and thailand. >>> in the middle east, growing concerns that israel is being drawn into the syrian civil war. the israeli military says tank scored a direct hit on a launcher after a stray mortar fell into the golan heights. it has already been in turkey and jordan. >>> john macafee. the multimillionaire, macafee, his name, and lives in belize where his next door neighbor has been found shot to death. police describe 67-year-old macafee as a person of interest in the case. >>> three children are among five family members found dead inside a toledo, ohio garage. police believe it is a case of murder/suicide. all five apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning from truck exhaust piped in through hoses. police say there was a custody battle over the children, ages 10, 6, 5. they had be
. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, john allen. the defense secretary leon panetta says the pentagon has launched an internal investigation into thousands of quote, inappropriate communications between general allen right there on the screen and that woman in yellow, kelly. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington. you almost need like one of those boards to put all the pictures up, catherine. >> reporter: you do rick. beyond the issue of failing to notify congress about the fbi investigation the democratic chair of the senate intelligence committee is threatening to subpoena a report summarizing director petraeus's trip to libya when he personally looked into the fwauz gauze attack. he personally interviewed cia staff on the ground in libya including the station chief and the report may be only in unfinish draft form. the departure was sudden and unexpected even by the director. so far virtually every known investigative thread in the case now leads back to jill kelly, a woman described as an unpaid social liaison for the military in tampa, florida. thi
on a remote u.s. military base, combat outpost keating. >> i have ben on three deployments i have never seen that large of a force attacking one standing position. >> reporter: just 53 americans fought valiantly against up to 400 taliban insurgents. shown here on this terrifying video posted months later. and as i held my son, i learned of eight other sons taken from us that day in what was the deadliest day for the u.s. in afghanistan that year. over the next two years i tracked down the stories of the eight men lost that day. kevin thompson, josh kirk, michael scusa, justin gallegos, chris griffin, josh hardt, vernon martin, and stephen mace. i wondered why they were stationed at the doomed outpost at the bottom of three mountains near the pakistan border. >> it was a very, very bad place. it was unfightable. we did what we could to fight as a result of where we were at made it very difficult for us to fight. >> reporter: it turns out a pentagon investigation later concluded by mid 2009 there was no tactical or strategic value to the outpost the by then so many paid the ultimate price, inc
for u.s. central command in tampa. pentagon and f.b.i. sources have characterized the e-mails as "inappropriate" and "flirtatious." one senior official said, for example, kelley would write something like "saw you on television, you were terrific." allen would respond with something like "thanks, sweetheart." but another senior defense official said some of the e- mails appear to be more than just friendly exchanges, more than just terms of endearment. he went on to say: we would not have had the inspector general looking at this if we didn't believe he may have crossed the line." allen denies having an affair. a person close to kelley said adamantly there was absolutely no physical sexual relationship. that person also noted kelley used an account she shares with her husband to correspond with allen. but even flirtatious e-mails could cost allen his career if the inspector general determines that the content is dishonorable and violates the uniform code of military justice. a law enforcement source says the f.b.i. turned up no criminal activity and no evidence that clas
crisis, and lingering questions about the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. president obama expected to face questions about all of that and much more in the next hour. president pulling his first news conference since winning re-election. we'll bring you live coverage. this hour we're taking an in-depth look at the issues likely to come up when the president meets with reporters. we'll hear from white house court reporter briana keiller and fran townsend and former governor of michigan jennifer granholm, host of "the war room" on current tv. >>> the last time the president held an official news conference, rick santorum appeared to have the edge over mitt romney in republican primaries, and the first campaign reallily was two months away. that was back in march 6th. fast forward to today we want to bring in briana keiller. it's expected that the fiscal cliff is going to be a big topic, but also the scandal that broke about the former cia chief, david petraeus. how does the president essentially stay on message and move on to the economy? >> well, is he goin
on the u.s. consulate itself. this caused major damage, but there was no significant security response and this is seen by the u.s. intelligence community as a testing or probing incident before the 9/11 at act itself. secondly how quickly did the u.s. intelligence community conclude what happened in benghazi was in an act of terrorism linked to al qaeda and a second group ansar al-sharia? how does that time frame match up with the administration's statements that it was in fact a demonstration that was spontaneous in response to the anti-islam video? and third, why was it that the state department denied repeated requests from ambassador stevens in benghazi along with his staff for additional security specifically, a classified briefing in august that determined the consulate could not withstand a coordinated attack from groups like al qaeda and as well as ansar al-sharia? for some context the people who are testifying today this is the top of the u.s. intelligence community as well as the law enforcement community. we have the director of national intelligence, the acting cia directo
says the u.s. still get as negative rating because of the uncertainty surrounding the so-called fiscal cliff. all of this comes as congress today returns to work on capitol hill for their first session since september after a hard-fought election. paul ryan is now speaking out for the first time. he says he is ready to reach across the aisle. >> it's part of my job to be a part of the solution to try to make this divided government work because the issues we talked about seven days ago are still the issues we have to deal with today, the economy, a debt crisis. we have got a health care system problem. i worry about our military. these same problems exist and we'll have to find a way of finding common ground to make them work. martha: paul ryan who hoped to be vice president of the united states come january, now finds himself in his congressional seat still in wisconsin and says he has got his work cut out for him. stuart varney joins me. host of the "varney & company" on the fox business network. stuart, your thoughts, first of all on what ryan had to say there? >> can i drag this ba
and methods used by consumer report. u.s. department of agriculture issued a statement saying pork is safe and that all come pans are in compliance. consumer reports stood by their findings. but it's not that hard to make pork safe. make sure you cook it thoroughly. you want to cook whole pork through to 145 degrees. use a meat thermometer. ground pork to 160 degrees. use separate cutting boards for raw meat and fresh produce and always wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw meat. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> and get the lysol out and sanitize everything. >> bon appetit, everybody. the twisted part is they use the antibiotics in animals to keep the animals safe, but then because the use is so widespread, resistant forms then grow and we get stories like this. so kind of this weird, weird kind of catch-22 about our food industry. >> and a good tip to use a separate cutting board. >> makes a lot of sense. >> for your meat and produce. do that. i need to cook first. >> sausage for breakfast. >> frozen sausage. precooked meat. >> there you go. >> doesn't apply to bacon, ap
conference came when the president took on republicans critical of his handling of the 9/11 attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the president strongly defended susan rice his ambassador to the united nations. rice has come under fire for statements she made in the days immediately following the attacks that left four americans dead. >> she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> senators mccain and graham have said they would block rice's nomination if she was named to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >>> the president was also asked about the scandal that took down america's top spy, mr. obama saying he has no evidence that the former cia director's extramarital affair impacted national security. cbs news reporter danielle nottingham has more now from the white house. >> reporter: at his first press conference in 8 months, president obama faced questions about the wid
the affair, paula broadwell, that scandal now include the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. under investigation for potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, another woman at the center of the scandal. allen denies any wrongdoing. and the u.s. official said 95% of the e-mails in question are routine and harmless. but some are characterized as friendly and flirtatious. >> until somebody proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: for now allen will remain in his job. >> the president thinks very high leap of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> reporter: but his nomination to be nato's supreme allied commander in europe is on hold. an official told abc news, the fbi uncovered hundred if not thousand of e-mails between david petraeus and his biograph biographer, paula broadwell. many of them salacious in nature. earlier this summer, jill kelley received anonymous threat tenning e-mails the fbi traced to broadwell's computer. there they discovered evidence of her affair wi
, possibly in violation of federal law. >>> also under investigation, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. for right now, the white house is standing by general allen who is accused of exchanging inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly, the woman you see here who initiated the petraeus investigation. most of the e-mails in question show no evidence of any sexual relationship. >>> meanwhile, president obama is expected to answer questions about the scandal this afternoon. we will carry his news conference, live at 1:30 eastern here on abc. >>> meanwhile, the woman at the center of an eye-opening smalltown swindle is expected to change her plea to guilty today. prosecutors say that rita crundwell, a prominent horse breeder, stole some $53 million from the taxpayers of dixon, illinois, while she was city treasurer there, to fund her lavish lifestyle. >>> and three onboard a small plane were killed after crashing into this neighborhood in jackson, mississippi, last night. a woman inside the house that you see here burning, actually managed to jump out of the
tomorrow on capitol hill behind closed doors about the taken to u.s. consulate in libya. that, despite the ongoing sex scandal that forced him to resign last week. his mistress is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents, including cass classified material at her home, this, in possible violation of federal law. >>> the top commander in afghanistan, john allen, is also under investigation. he's accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite jill kelley. officials say most e-mails show no evidence of any sexual relationship. the president is expected to answer questions about the scandal this afternoon. we'll carry his news conference live here on abc at 1:30. >>> congresswoman nancy pelosi announced she's not retiring. she will stay on as my or not speaker. >>> meanwhile, the woman at the center of an eye-opening smalltown swindle is expected to change her plea to guilty today. prosecutors say that rita crundwell, a prominent horse breeder, stole some $53 million from the taxpayers of dixon, illinois, while she was city treasurer ther
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